A writer (Eddie Morra) discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities.
Limitless has an awesome premise and a cool and thrilling atmosphere. It’s crime-filled, it’s intelligent, and it it’s never boring. It drags in areas, though, and the political part of it all is underwhelming. There are antagonists coming out the ying-yang; but it’s so awesome that, even for a 14A movie, some of the parts are terrifying and rather realistic. The characters feel under-developed, but one could understand Eddie’s motivations. The drug’s side effects are slightly crazy, and it puts a target on your head, but holy crap… I want some of those pills. I could do so much with them! That’s how the audience can comprehend Morra’s motivations so easily, he doesn’t want to be seen as a waste any more, he wishes to reach his full potential and get his life back in order.
This is a cool sci-fi thriller with some awesome cinematography and style. It’s fun and original. It’ll keep you guessing the whole way through.